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Greek-Derived Concept of Apophenia Explains Human Weakness for Conspiracy Theories

the QAnon phenomenon cleverly exploits some of the most basic elements of human nature, including our drive to find patterns in the world

Greek-American Artist Zoe Behrakis Releases Third Single: ‘Strangers’

Up-and-coming Greek-American pop singer Zoe Behrakis has released her third single, called "Strangers," on Friday. It is available on all streaming platforms.

Greek Americans Make Snow Sculpture of Hippocrates in Astoria

A pair of Greek-American artists used New York's snowy weather to beautify their neighborhood by making a snow sculpture of the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. Melissa Vadakara and Marios Tzavellas, residents of the Greek-American hub of Astoria, who are prolific...

Trump Acquitted in Impeachment Trial

The Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump of "incitement of insurrection" on Saturday. The final tally reached 57 votes to convict Trump, just ten short of the necessary two-thirds margin needed. All 50 Democrats and seven Republicans voted to...

Senate Introduces Resolution on Bicentennial of Greek War of Independence

Philhellene U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), the new Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution commemorating the Bicentennial of Greek Independence Day, which will occur on March 25, 2021. The resolution, which was co-sponsored by...

AHI Foundation Names New President

The AHI Foundation, or the American Hellenic Initiative Foundation, has announced that Leon Andris will now head up the foundation as its new president. Andris, a member of AHIF since 1974, began his tenure on New Year's Day. He succeeds...

Legendary Greek-American Author Harry Mark Petrakis Passes Away

Harry Mark Petrakis, one of the Greek-American community’s greatest and most beloved authors, passed away at the age of 97 on Feb. 2 at his longtime home near Chesterton, Indiana. He was best known for depicting the life of Greek-American...

Calamos CEO Touts Stock Market’s Opportunities as Pandemic Lifts

Greek-American John Koudounis, the Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based Calamos Investments, oversees the firm’s day-to-day operations, its fiscal function and its overall performance. His responsibilities include managing operations, leading business and corporate development, and directing strategic growth initiatives. The CEO spoke to...

AKTINA FM Enters New Era as an Exclusively Online Broadcasting Station

AKTINA FM, the multi-award winning Greek-American radio station which has been on the air on WNYE 91.5FM and online for 28 years, is entering a new broadcasting era by going exclusively online. The non-profit, commercial-free radio station has recently departed...

The Incredible Stories of Thousands of Greek Orphans Taken Abroad

Tens of thousands of ethnically-Greek orphans -- or, more often, children who were simply without fathers, due to war or other causes -- were taken abroad